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  • Tyler, TX
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Kenneth Shepherd commented on Bill Stanton's blog post Study shows youth baseball, softball participation on the rise
"Sadly as it increases it becomes more about the MONEY,  With all the travel ball and showcases, tournaments, etc baseball has become maybe the most expensive sport to play.  a kid 12-17 yo can easily spend $10-$12k a year or more to play…"
May 21
Kenneth Shepherd posted a status
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May 19
Kenneth Shepherd replied to John LoJudice's discussion Bat drag
"looks to me like he is very top hand dominate,  its doing all the work and the bottom hand is just in the way,  some one hand drills may actually help with that,  ,  just bottom hand and use full size bat,  not a one hand…"
May 7
Kenneth Shepherd replied to Mark Hall's discussion Youth big barrel baseball bats
"without a doubt if you want composite Combat is king,  they were pioneers in composite and have lead the pack ever since,  Nobody comes close not, easton, not demarini, not louisville , nobody,  Composite is all Combat does and they…"
Nov 21, 2016
Kenneth Shepherd replied to Transplant Dad's discussion Custom Gloves vs. Factory gloves
"agree glove smith makes a quality product but it takes forever to break it in very stiff to the point that it is not comfortable at all,  would't recommend glove smith personally"
Oct 26, 2016
Kenneth Shepherd replied to Transplant Dad's discussion Custom Gloves vs. Factory gloves
"i have a HOH mesh back as well ,  like it a lot and they are a little lighter because of the mesh,  only problem if you're not careful and get a lot of dirt the mesh will retain the dirt over time and get heavy\"
Oct 26, 2016
Kenneth Shepherd replied to Transplant Dad's discussion Custom Gloves vs. Factory gloves
"Baraja been around a long time,  We haven't had a problem with quality at all ,  hold up very well no stitching ,  he also has A2000 custom,  really not much difference,  in fact the Mit may be better from Baraza,…"
Oct 4, 2016
Kenneth Shepherd replied to Transplant Dad's discussion Custom Gloves vs. Factory gloves
"you can get pretty much and glove custom now,  they just get expensive and have lead time,  There are tons of them in the pros,  no real benefit unless you start changing hand size and stuff  the Baraza glove holds up well and is…"
Oct 4, 2016
Kenneth Shepherd replied to Transplant Dad's discussion Custom Gloves vs. Factory gloves
"Ny grandson has used Rawlings Gold glove and wilson A2000 both stock and custom,  he has 3 custom gloves from Baraza.  Can't say enough good about these guys.  I dealt with a family member in San Antonio,  great to work with…"
Oct 3, 2016
Kenneth Shepherd commented on Rich Dunno's group The Lower Half: Increasing Velocity & Decreasing Arm Stress
"There is some evidence out there now that says not to stretch,  just get good and warm and loose,  Don't stretch,  not saying I agree but there is some science behind it,  I am somewhere in the middle,  Stretch larger…"
Aug 25, 2015
Kenneth Shepherd commented on Rich Dunno's group The Lower Half: Increasing Velocity
"legs are super important for adding vela, push thru the ground like you are trying to push a hole in it, that will add to leg drive"
Aug 24, 2015
Kenneth Shepherd joined Rich Dunno's group
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Aug 24, 2015
Kenneth Shepherd replied to Bill Stanton's discussion "Playing Up"?
"playing up cn be great, depending on why,  my kid played up in early years of little league,  had to go to board to get it allowed but he belonged there because he would have hurt somebody at his age, he continued to play up and in the top…"
Aug 3, 2015
Kenneth Shepherd commented on Gregory Leonard Celeski's blog post The "FUN" Factor in Youth Baseball Misunderstood
"the fun factor should always be there,  ask any major league player and they will all tell you they do it because its fun,  yes the level of training changes,  not so much based on age but more on ability and level of ability and…"
Oct 27, 2014
Kenneth Shepherd replied to Bill Stanton's discussion Skills Competition
"i think all these are good , be creative,  one thing I would like to say is I would NOT have any kind of drill or competition for pitching at 8, I know Little League starts pitching at 9 in what they call the minors so maybe something then but…"
Sep 24, 2014
Kenneth Shepherd replied to Bill Stanton's discussion Skills Competition
"For 8u its about having fun,  We use to do knock out hitting and fielding,  makes it fun and competitive,  You can make the rules anything you want ,  like hitting you can call outs if you want regardless if its caught but if it…"
Sep 24, 2014

Profile Information

Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
210
Position(s):
P, SS
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
Power, hits 3 sometimes 4 hole
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
power
I currently:
Coach Baseball, Am a Hitting Instructor, Am a Pitching Instructor, Umpire Baseball, Enjoy watching games, Am a Baseball Parent
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, High School
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Little League, USSSA
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Little League, USSSA
Softball Playing Experience:
None
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Bryce Harper, he puts everything in every swing. I want my guys swinging hard
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Nolan Ryan, Always threw hard, you have to have the intention at least to throw hard
Website:
http://dbattyler.com

Kenneth Shepherd's Blog

Baseball pitching camps

Posted on June 7, 2014 at 6:46pm 10 Comments

What do all you guys think about the pitching camps that are at the so called elite level.  Ron Wolforth,  Brent pericieu,  Dick Mills, Lance Wheeler,  the list is bigger,  Tom House.  these camps are expensive and if you study they are all different.  What are your thoughts,  worth the money or not,  And if so how do you know if your kid is at the level to justify the expense.

i have my own opinions but curious of others.  I see kids at these camps that have NO chance of even…

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At 5:46pm on November 15, 2013, Bill Stanton said…

Kenneth- Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! I am the Founder of this baseball community and excited to have you with us. Have a great time making new connections and talking baseball. Please invite any players and coaches that you know to join us as well. Enjoy!

 
 
 

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